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SGA passes missed appointment fee bill

The VSU Student Government Association voted to pass a bill requiring students to pay a $15 fee when appointments are missed at the Student Health Center during the SGA meeting Monday. “I voted for the bill because it is going to help in the overall decrease in people not showing up because that was the major problem for the health ...

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Weight loss opportunities: something for everyone

For some, fitness is an opportunity, for many others, fitness is a way of life. At VSU, effective fitness opportunities are considered and offered in various areas of campus life. The Student Recreation Center offers free consulting as well as activities such as kickboxing, zumba, pilates classes, circuit training, and weight lifting. Students feel the benefits of working up a ...

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Flu vaccine now available at SHC

 Students will soon be able to receive a flu vaccine from the Student Health Center for $10.  The vaccine will be available starting on Sept. 29 from 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. and by appointment.  The flu vaccine will also be available to VSU faculty and staff after Oct. 22 by appointment for $20. The SHC is also organizing a ...

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Fresh start program to help smokers

 From Staff Reports  The American Cancer Society is hosting a free program in conjunction with Campus Wellness for VSU faculty, staff, and students to offer group support for smoking cessation.  The Fresh Start program will consist of four classes, which meet once a week. The classes start on Sept. 27 and will be at 1 p.m. in the Student Union ...

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Try these cheap recipes for students, by students

It’s official: Spring is here. The time has come to get back in shape for the long-awaited summer months. Although the end of the semester can become stressful with finals looming ahead, students with even the most limited of time can start making healthy decisions when it comes to their eating habits. Fast food may seem like the most convenient ...

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Diet pills are ultimately a waste of money

The idea that a pill could make me lose weight quickly has always been somewhat appealing, despite FDA bans, poor research on my part, and fine print cons. Living in such a lazy society that is stuck on the “ideal weight,” sometimes it’s hard not to get sucked into all the fast fixes. Over the last three years, I have ...

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Natural High offers alternatives

Some think that drinking and partying are an inevitable part of college life and should be accepted, but sometimes these activities aren’t just fun and games. Many things can occur while under the influence of alcohol or drugs that ar regrettable. That is why VSU sponsors a club that will guarantee a safe, substance-free environment. The Natural High Club is ...

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Stay on top of your stress

Stress is a daily factor of college life. Whether it is adjusting to life away from home or balancing a full load of classes with a chaotic work schedule, stress can put a lot of strain on a body. “I am married and have a young son, of course, I get stressed. But I try to control it before it ...

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Learn the truth about being a vegetarian

Vegetarianism is perceived differently by everyone. Some go the meatless route due to religious reasons, while others due it out of a more PETA friendly perspective. However, there are those who pass on the meaty goodness to lose weight. Not all veggie lovers are created equal. There is a difference between a vegan and a vegetarian according to Lisa Dorfman, ...

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Watch your diet, heath food has become a relative term

 Only three weeks into the spring semester and everyone is already thinking about one thing: Spring Break.  While our minds may be thinking of beaches, board shorts, and bikinis, most of our bodies are still recovering from the winter break.  The holidays brought home cooked meals, candy canes, and lazy days.  We basked in the gluttonous habits associated with having ...

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